Youth Matters
Ensuring young people have healthy understanding about healthy relationships
Love and relationships in the curriculum
According to a report* this week, as many as 80% of Hong Kong youngsters find out about love, sex and courtship on the web or in other media. Many of today's parents expect schools to take on the job of explaining but are teachers well-prepared for the task?

The answer is 'no' according to a recent Federation survey, which found that teachers in local primary and secondary schools lacked the teaching materials, skills and time to help young people formulate a healthy attitude towards relationships.

To resolve this problem HKFYG recommends that social workers and teachers work together to develop systematic teaching kits and introduce the subject into the curriculum. Only when teaching about relationships is done in an atmosphere of openness and understanding, can we expect young people to grow up with those same attributes.

Healthy understanding and healthy attitudes equals healthy relationships.

More details about school social work at HKFYG
Enquiries Ms Anita Lam 3755 7068

Odyssey of the Mind 2015 World Finals in Michigan: six winning HK teams
Ho Fung College at Odyssey of the Mind 2015 World Finals
Six teams went forward from the local competitions organized by HKFYG to the Odyssey of the Mind Programme (OMP) to represent us at the OMP World Finals at Michigan State University last month. Ho Fung College placed 3rd of 47 teams in the Technical Problem Division II. Well done! All representatives who competed with 847 other teams from around the world had very encouraging results. For full Hong Kong team results click here.
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Enquiries Kylie Wong 2561 6149
What's NEW
HK Book Fair 2015 photography and writing contest
HK Book Fair 2015 photography and writing contest with M21
To encourage people to share and caption their best photos, HKFYG is organizing a contest this year with the Hong Kong Book Fair. The theme is Read the World from HK - Love at First Read. Captions should reflect the inspiration behind the photo.
Entry deadline 30 June 2015
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Enquiries Popo Chan 3979 0042 or
CK Chow 3979 0040
Coming Soon
Summer just around the corner: 4,500 activities in Summer Youth Programme
Summer Youth Programme 2015
With this year's HKFYG Summer Youth Programme the aim is to provide something for everyone. Some special activities include Ariel Photography and Video Taking Class at the Tsuen Wan Indoor Sports Centre. Another is Micro Movie Production Business Kick-start Course at the HKFYG Lohas Youth SPOT, for learning how to run a business creating micro movies.
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Enquiries Mandy Lo or Monica Mok 3755 7072
Recent EVENT
Youth Exchange Unit co-organizes Cross-border Study Tour
for Financial Talents 2015

Cross-border Study Tour
With the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau, and HKFYG as supporting organization, this programme includes visits to government offices, regulators and exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai, plus a work attachment with 12 financial services companies in June and July. Under-graduates doing finance-related programmes will learn about monetary systems, financial markets, business culture and financial company practice in Hong Kong and on the mainland. Guest of Honour at the launch ceremony was Prof KC Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury.
Enquiries Joanne Lam 3586 8448
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
2015-16 NEIGHBOURHOOD Rice Giving Scheme launched courtesy of Au Bak Ling Charity Trust
5,000 bags of free rice, sponsored by the Au Bak Ling Charity Trust, will be distributed this year by 100 teams of NEIGHBOURHOOD First young volunteers. The rice will be delivered throughout the year, as a message of love and care, to 4,765 needy families in all of Hong Kong's 18 districts.
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Enquiries Naomi Yang 3755 7072

RECRUITING NOW! Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme 2015/16 with Tourism Commission and Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence
Young people who take part get to know Hong Kong better and deepen their sense of belonging. The scheme has been jointly organized by the Tourism Commission and HKFYG, with the Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence as co-organizer, since 2001. Selected candidates complete training in the summer before being appointed as "ambassadors" to offer their services promoting the city's tourist attractions. Applications welcome from Hong Kong students aged 15+ studying locally or abroad.
Deadline for applications 2 July 2015
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Enquiries Gigi Li or Martin Lam 3586 8458

HKFYG Summer Schools for Effective Leadership 2015 at HKU and HKUST
The theme of the Summer School at the University of Hong Kong this year, co-organized with HKFYG, is An Overture to Global Leadership. It runs from 31 July-8 August and is supported by the HKU General Education Unit. The HKUST chapter, from 13-18 July, is Speak Like a Leader. Co-organized by HKFYG and the Center for Language Education, HKUST, it is supported by Toastmasters International. About 170 secondary students from all over the world are taking part. Fees of HK$8,800 (HKU) or HK$6,800 (HKUST), include full board and lodging on campus.
Deadline for applications 10 June 2015
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Enquiries Leo Leung 2169 0255
JUST Published
2015-16 Annual Plan
HKFYG 2015-16 Annual Plan available now
Every year, the Federation publishes its annual plan to summarize major organizational developments and initiatives, the projects and programmes of its 12 core services, plus annual key performance indicators. In this 55th anniversary year, highlights include the CoCreate Hong Kong platform, covering innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and a new Youth Think Tank; the upgrading of ICT infrastructure and the implementation of a Go Green policy.
Enquiries Mr Choi Yu-sing 3755 7188